Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Certificate III

National Code: AUR30713

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

Course Number: AUR30713-01V01

If you are a trainee in an outdoor power equipment-related industry like a mower shop or golf course, North Coast TAFE offers an excellent opportunity to gain industry accreditation and expand your employment opportunities. Our Taree campus has a close association with the Outdoor Power Equipment Association, which represents the industry and we are one of a very few Registered Training Organisations who specialise in outdoor power equipment. Outdoor power equipment mechanics have been identified as a skill shortage area, making it an excellent time to begin your Certificate III qualification in Outdoor Power Equipment.

The Certificate is suitable for employers who would like to sign up a trainee for three years and employees who wish to gain a Certificate III qualification. The course was designed in conjunction with Automotive Skills Australia (ASA). Upon completion of this qualification you could look towards a management role in outdoor power equipment or continue service and repairs. Upon successful completion of the Certificate, you can continue your studies with a spare parts qualification.

The course combines theory taught online and skill assessment, which will take place over video. Students must have access to a PC at work in order to access the online OPE Moodle platform.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Work Placement
All students enrolled in this course must be apprenticed in the industry.  Assessment and completion of the course requires access to a fully equipped workplace, under supervision.  All our NC TAFE Automotive courses are classroom and blended delivery modes, including discussions, working in groups, and workplace log books.  Students work with real automotive vehicles and equipment in simulated environments on campus.

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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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